Weight loss

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Weight loss is a common presenting problem in feline practice with multiple differential diagnoses. This chapter discusses clinical approach, diagnosis, empirical treatment pending results/investigation, when to refer and what to do if finances are limited.

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The Bengal cat on the right is much smaller than its healthy sibling. It was diagnosed with a portosystemic shunt.
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5.36.2 Clinical investigation of weight loss. EPI = exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; PLE = protein-losing enteropathy; PLN = protein-losing nephropathy.
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